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Electrical power plants are more reliable thanks to digitalization

Apr 30, 2020

The electrical generation sector is facing a future of disruptive changes with the implementation of more renewable energy, a higher demand of electricity due to more electric transport and newly developed storage technology.  Power plant digitalization In this context, conventional power plants (mainly nuclear and combined cycle plants) are still a necessity, but under different […]

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The electricity system evolving towards a smart grid concept

Jan 29, 2020

Our world is changing at an unprecedented speed, involving challenges such as the population growth, the environmental degradation and the economic recession. As society becomes more reliant on technology, the progressive electrification and decarbonization of economy will intensify leading to a more complex electricical system. The future technologies will need vast quantities of electricity and […]

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The Digital Twin: A Reality with a Thousand Faces

Dec 23, 2019

The digital copy that enhances and improves the performance of the reality being replicated. The term «digital twin» seems to be a magic concept in this era of digitalization; in fact, the «digital twin» has been named as one of the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017 by Gartner. The truth is that this […]

Start-up monitoring system

Oct 15, 2019

The power generation industry is currently facing the need to reduce operating costs while maintaining the safety and availability of power plants. Considering the high performance of non-manageable renewable power plants (solar and wind) that have been in operation over the last two decades, most fossil fuel plants, especially combined cycle plants (CCGT), operate through […]

Discover the benefits of intelligent interfaces

Oct 7, 2019

Intelligent interfaces offer an improved experience for users interacting with distinct control, monitoring or supervision systems, by presenting the information in a visual and intuitive manner. Extra importance is placed on the power to represent information using smart icons, offering additional value to these interfaces. In this article, we discuss the characteristics and benefits of […]

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From simulation to the digital twin, the keys to a good journey towards intelligence

May 8, 2019

The digital twin is a virtual replica of an asset or process that, by combining design information, process data and simulation capabilities, <strong>allows us to optimize the operation</strong> throughout its life. <h2><strong>What steps must be followed to build a digital twin?</strong></h2> Physical processes or assets that can undertake this journey to intelligence are very diverse […]

Computerized procedures systems

May 6, 2019

The electric generation sector is currently faced with the need to reduce operating costs without  affecting plant safety and availability. There are digital solutions that are helping with that. Amongst those solutions, there is growing interest in the sector for computerized procedures systems that can be executed and monitored through tablets and computers and which […]

A business case for Computerized Procedures

Mar 29, 2019

Do the results of the project justify the investment? This is a key question before addressing any project or investment, the development of a business case in which a detailed definition and understanding of the costs and benefits associated with the project is made, helps us to find the answer.

Cybersecurity in the digital society

Mar 22, 2019

Today’s society is immersed in the so-called digital transformation, which, since a few years ago, is changing the rules of the game in all areas.

Digitization in maintenance and inspection

Mar 21, 2019

All existing systems, components and structures in an energy or industrial installation, depending on their design, construction and environmental and operating conditions, are affected, by some form of degradation and aging thus varying its operational life.

Smart Interfaces

Mar 5, 2019

The information that is displayed in current control rooms from a great variety of industries, in monitoring centers, and in results reporting is representative of a «classic» form – based on digital indicators and trend graphs.

Performance monitoring

Feb 28, 2019

Monitoring systems are becoming part of the digital transformation which is currently taking place in the industry. The monitoring of any process consists of gathering information with the objective of detecting possible anomalies or malfunctions. Current technology allows monitoring systems to observe the main magnitudes of any process, remotely and online, using communications. The monitoring […]

Predictive monitoring in Tecnatom

Dec 10, 2018

Data can provide great value to maximize the efficiency of industrial systems, thanks to the technological  revolution centred on the information management and automatic analysis.

Tecnatom consolidates its presence in the Chinese nuclear program

Nov 29, 2018

Tecnatom is continuing to consolidate its control rooms activities in the ambitious Chinese nuclear program.

Tecnatom inaugurates its Monitoring Centre

Nov 29, 2018

Tecnatom has inaugurated its new monitoring centre to provide monitoring and diagnostic services aimed at optimising the operation and maintenance of our client’s power plants.

Tecnatom and the new RITA system

Nov 26, 2018

Tecnatom has developed a new automatic system to carry out internal inspections on tanks without having to drain them. The new RITA system has already been tested in the Vandellós nuclear power station to inspect the JET01A fuel-oil tank